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Title: Hawai`i Creole English
Subtitle: A Typological Analysis of the Tense-Mood-Aspect System
Written By: Viveka Velupillai

Are there common specific patterns in the Tense-Mood-Aspect systems of Creoles? Do Creoles constitute a structural type of language? This in-depth synchronic description of the Tense-Mood-Aspect system of contemporary Hawai'i Creole English, is a language-internal analysis based on extensive first-hand data, both written and spoken. The language variety has been used as a basis for major linguistic hypotheses - a strength of this book is the use of a language-independent typological framework, placing the system in a cross-linguistic perspective.

Studying Hawai`i Creole English
The Framework of This Study
Tense Categories in Hawai`i Creole English
Aspectual Categories in Hawai`i Creole English
Modality in Hawai`i Creole English
The Basic TMA System in Hawai`i Creole English
Appendix 1: Texts
Appendix 2: Verbs Occurring with wen: Types and Tokens
General Index
Example Index
Informant Index

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Creole English, Hawai'i
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0333993403
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 232
Prices: U.K. £ 45
U.S. $ 69.95